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Connecticut : What you need to know

Enjoying the highest per-capita income in the nation is Connecticut, with a diverse economy led by sectors like technology, finance, insurance, manufacturing and agriculture. The best places to live in Connecticut are Stamford, Weston, Westport, Bridgeport, New Haven and Greenwich.  Many long-standing educational institutions continue to thrive, led by Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Meanwhile, the arts, film and tourism industries generate a combined $15 billion annually for the state.

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Quick Facts about CT

Population 3,593,222
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $70,331
Median Home Price $270,500
Median Property Tax $2,067
Median Rent $67

Employment Rate in CT

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Race in CT

  Ethnicity White 77.3%
  Ethnicity Black 10.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 14.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 5.1%

Employment Rate in CT

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Educational Levels in CT

  Bachelor's Degree 21%
  Associate's Degree 7.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 16.6%
  High School Graduate 27.4%
  Some College, No Degree 17.5%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 37.6%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.9%

Industry in CT

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.4%
Construction 5.6%
Manufacturing 10.7%
Wholesale Trade 2.5%
Retail Trade 10.9%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.8%
Information 2.3%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 9.2%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 26.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.6%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.5%
Public Administration 3.7%

Housing in CT

  Homes Rent 67%
  Homes Owned 33%

Connecticut Rankings

Best places to Live in Connecticut

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Bridgeport 147,340 $169,100 $41,801
New Haven 130,612 $191,800 $37,192
Stamford 126,592 $501,200 $79,359
Hartford 124,795 $161,400 $30,630
Waterbury 109,551 $134,500 $40,467
Norwalk 87,701 $410,000 $76,987
Danbury 83,476 $288,000 $66,676
New Britain 72,988 $159,900 $40,457
West Hartford 63,288 $313,500 $86,569
Bristol 60,554 $194,600 $61,478
Meriden 60,439 $179,000 $54,588
West Haven 55,189 $200,800 $50,846
Stratford 52,316 $249,900 $66,886
Milford 51,643 $299,600 $80,156
East Hartford 51,137 $165,400 $48,369
Middletown 47,218 $226,800 $63,691
Shelton 40,783 $343,200 $86,870
Norwich 40,254 $176,400 $50,078
Trumbull 36,571 $396,500 $111,312
Torrington 35,493 $167,700 $56,264